Category Archives: COPPA

Yes, Mobile Apps Must Comply with COPPA Rules

Mobile app developers will likely bear the brunt of the impending crackdown by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for illegally collecting data on children and violating the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA. That’s the assertion of Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on responsible […]

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Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program Instructional Video

The Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program is a truly integrated privacy program that provides parents and children with the ability to manage their personal information that a website obtains from them, and gives companies confidence that the information they obtained from children is compliant with COPPA.

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Aristotle Supports FTC Recommendations Targeting Marketing of Alcohol to Minors

“Unambiguously Clear” Guidance for “Best Practices” Cited by FTC involves Verification of Age for all Consumer Data Collected Aristotle, a company that provides online and in-person age verification to social networks, alcohol companies and others required to verify age, would like to applaud the FTC for its most recent recommendations to alcohol marketers. “This is the second […]

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FTC Rejects Bid To Mine Social Graph To Verify Parents’ Identities

Citing evidence of fake Facebook profiles, the Federal Trade Commission said today that it had rejected a company’s application to draw on the social graph in order to confirm people’s identity. “Identity verification via social-graph is an emerging technology and further research, development, and implementation is necessary to demonstrate that it is sufficiently reliable,” the […]

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Want to Comply With Online Privacy Laws for Kids? Good Luck!

Many developers began holding their breath when changes to COPPA, the federal rule related to children’s online privacy, went into effect in July. Pretty much every app catering to children under 13 was in violation of the law, complained people across the software industry, and it was only a matter of time before the federal […]

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Businesses Must Protect Kids’ Online Data — Or Pay

An update to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) expands the umbrella of items businesses must secure and keep private for children under the age of 13. The United States government wanted these changes because children’s online interactions have been expanding. Kids today engage in online media at earlier ages through social networks, mobile apps, and […]

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The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online

Tim Woda is an Internet and mobile safety expert and co-founder of, creator of Parental Intelligence Systems that make digital parenting easier and keep kids safe. Parenting is always challenging, and sometimes parents are divided on different topics. One of those topics that can be divisive and is highly talked about is internet safety. […]

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Is Giving Parents a Voice in Their Child’s Privacy So Hard? Not Really…

The Federal Trade Commission recently amended rules governing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) to afford greater protections to a child’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) including: Online contact information, including instant messaging user identifiers, voice-over internet protocol (VOIP) identifiers and video chat user identifiers; A screen or username, where it functions in the same […]

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FTC Enacts Revised Children’s Online Privacy Rule

After two years of working on it, the US Federal Trade Commission has implemented the revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule, giving parents greater control over the online collection of their children’s personal information. The revised COPPA rule addresses changes in the way children use and access the internet, including the increased use of mobile […]

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Child Privacy Online: FTC Updates COPPA Rules

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 expands to regulate behavioral tracking, plus geolocation data, photos, videos and audio recordings made by kids under 13. The Federal Trade Commission said this week that revised rules for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) have taken effect. COPPA, which the FTC enforces, prohibits anyone […]

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